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    December 28, 2012
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so be extra careful heading -- heading out. this morning no to be leams. inter-- no problems. interstate 70 nice and clear to 695. and this is what the west side of the beltway looks like at baltimore national pike. no problems to report whatsoever and the rest of the west side will be nice and clear just 8 minutes right now to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 70. and as we check in and look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times east side of the beltway no problems there. you are being looing at an -- looking at an 11 minute ride from 95 up to 83. and if you are heading out to 95, no concerns in white marsh. just four minutes quick ride from route 43 down to the beltway. that's a look at your traffic megan and charley over to you. to quote elvis the littlest conversation and more action is what we need and that's what we need out of washington. we are standing on the edge of a fiscal cliff and it appears law makers are not too quick to offer a safety net. sandra endo is in washington with the latest on the developing story and sandra, it
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does seem like this is all talk and no action right now doesn't it. >> reporter: that's right. and there's only a few days left in this year to get anything done and that's why president obama has called the top four congressional leaders to the white house this afternoon for a closed-door meeting charley. and he wants to try to figure out a way to end this fiscal cliff stalemate but you hear the rhetoric being talked about on capitol hill, among leaders, republicans and democrats are still pointing the blame at each other for not getting this deal done. and for the lack of progress. so still no movement yet and there's only a few days to go to a get anything done. charley. >> you know let's go to what was said yesterday we talk about harry reid referring to john boehner as dictator. and we got mitch mcconel saying we are not going to write a blank check coming up with solutions. it seals like there's no common -- seems like there's no common ground and the word lost in all
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this is compromise. >> reporter: exactly. and you are correct. the feeling here in washington is that the country will in fact go over the cliff because both sides are so far apart in coming to a deal and if that happens, analysts say the first order of duty for the new congress would be to pass tax cuts and, of course, that's politically favorable so that may be the political game that a lot of lawmakers are playing here. but of course, everyone is on edge. no american wants their taxes to be increased and taxes are really the sticking point here. republicans fundamentally don't want to raise taxes on anyone but president obama is hoping that the bush tax cuts will beextended except for those making $250,000 or more and republicans say no way. clearly both sides are not coming together on anything any time soon. >> all right and the beat goes on. sandra endo in dc thanks so much for the time. news time is #:32.
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-- 6:32. the debate over whether teachers should be able to bring guns to school got more heated. 200 teachers from utah packed the conference room and learned how to carry a concealed weapon on the job. and how to protect their schools from an armed intruder. >> the safety is the biggest part. and to be able to use them appropriately is really high priority for me. >> utah is one of the few states where public schools allow guns on campus advocates argue that just having guns at the school might be enough to keep the criminals away and some teachers in utah want more gun training. organizers are planning another class for the next holiday break. this story is just despicable. fbi arrested a new york woman for allegedly scamming donation for the name of sandy hook elementary school raising funds for the massacre but she did it for herself. she lied during the investigation. police say she supposed --
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posed as the aunt of a 6-year- old victim. she used facebook phone calls and text messages to solicit money for a funeral fund. she is accused of sending text to one of the donors who fell for her scam texting i am a mess not looking forward to seeing that casket because of what will kill us all today. 11 gunshots and his body that's what she texted to people so, she is now arrested for this scam. anything you can doic do -- do i can do better. a blogger posted the addresss of a staffer after the paper published an interactive map showing the name and addresss of handgun permit owners. christopher fountain felt the article was used to harass gun owners and ahuh razzed the newspaper staff right back. the map published by the journal news on saturday allows readers to zoom in on the red dots indicating where residents are licensed to own pistols or revolvers and it prompted more than 2300 comments on the
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newspaper's site. this is something we don't get to tell you often about. more jobs. >> you like the sound of that. ford is creating more opportunities. we will tell you how many people they are hiring and where. >> and they look comfortable and your baby may look adorable sleeping in one but they could be dangerous. more coming up this morning on a recall involving these recliners. >> good morning i am mike masco this is the wmar enteractive ray -- interactive radar. showing the beginning stages of a snow event for saturday. we will detail the forecast coming up. it's time to change the way we clean.
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you're watching the station that works for you abc to. 2 baltimore. -- abc2 baltimore. >> ford is creating more than 2,000 jobs in southeast michigan. they announced they are investing more than 770 million dollars in a new equipment and
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production capacity. [audio not understandable] 12,000 hourly jobs investing more than 6 million in plants by 2012 1/5. >> we have words and catch phrases we can't stand. >> here are a few overused this year we can do without in 2013. see if yours is on the list. polls on time magazine list words that they think need to be banned. most hated words were yolo which is short for you only live one and gangnam style song and the dance. and the third top word was literally. meaning people. >> literally? >> people can't stand the word literally. we want to know what word you can't stand. post it on the facebook page abc2news.com/facebook. we want to know what you think. >> are you sure? >> look at that. our floor director look at the word he wants banned. megan.
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>> oh. >> wow. >> there's a chill in the room. >> one chill because of that and you will pay another thing we could be paying very soon if we don't come with up something involving the fiscal cliff. >> you will be paying for sure. but we will tell you about one man who has a solution and he says he can do this one can at a time. >> that's incredible video to show you, a massive shark tank goes burst. yeah the aquatic life spilling out and the aftermath. we are there in a bit. >> repor strike looming at the port of baltimore and ports along the east coast. why thousands of longshoremen could walk off the job this weekend and what it could mean for our economy. >> linda so looking cold downtown. we have temperatures in the 30s. how about 600 miles to the south in west that's a snowstorm for tomorrow. details coming up. >> reporter: my 69 -- mike, 695 is nice and clear. i will let you know what traffic looks like on 95 and
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83. all coming up on good morning maryland.
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good friday morning. this is your abc2 news to go i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. meteorologist mike mat co changes could be on the way but not right now. >> look at how beautiful this is chesapeake beach. man it's chilly. the airport 33 degrees and westerly wind at about 3. so that's making the temperatures feel like they are in the 20s. it's 3 # elders-- 32 eldersburg. baltimore city at 39. winter weather advisory towards northern harford county and cecil county. you get the deal. clouds will be in here during the course of the afternoon 600 miles to the south and west there's the storm system that will be rolling in saturday morning. so it's blend of sunshine and clouds first. we go over to clouds around the 11:00 hour into midnight and here's the snow he from south to north a burst of know-- snow from the south to the north a burst of snow. we will talk snowfall accumulations in a little bit. let's talk traffic with lauren
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cook. >> reporter: that snow will affect your weekend travel. be careful traveling out tomorrow morning and, of course, we will be with you from 9 to 10:00 so tune in to get latest on the storm. taking a live look at harford county. calm commute on 95. no problems from mountain road down to white marsh and it will remain clear as you make the push downtown. here's what 695 looks like at harford road. no problems to report from parkville all the way up to towson. and traveling on the west side of the beltway as we check in and take a live look at baltimore national pike, traffic moving right along the 8 minutes on the outer loop from 795 down to 70. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. we heard a lot about approaching fiscal cliff and there's another looming deadline with a huge impact on the economy. a strike involving thousands of dock workers could be happening as soon as this weekend. abc2 news linda so is live in federal hill. i think a lot of people will impact -- wonder if it will
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impact us here. >> reporter: it'd can. we have the port of bolt -- it can. we have the port of baltimore here. if the longshoremen go on strike, we are talking about thousands. the cargo that comes in containers will not make it off the containers and into the storesch the economic impact would be huge -- stores. the economy imimpact would be -- impact would be huge. if a deal can't be reached thousands of dock workers will be walk off the job sunday morning. and at issue are the large containers and the payments longshoremen get for them. shipping companies usually pay royalties for the containers weight but they want to get rid of them something longshoremen are not willing to give up. economy impact would go well beyond the ports. >> the impact would be great on the dollar value side and on the cargo handling side but on the job side because these ports are major economic
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generators. >> reporter: and it's not just the port of baltimore we are talking about here. ports all a-- all along the east coast and gulf coast. up to 15,000 longshoremen could be going on strike. effective sunday morning. live in federal hill, linda so, abc2 news. working together to get over the fiscal cliff. that's what the hope is for today and in a meeting at white house with president obama and a number of congressional leaders. if no agreement is reached, there will be across the board tax increase and deep spending cuts. members of the u.s. house are returning to dc on sunday for  an emergency vote. the senate they came back yesterday. the house could be in session until january 2nd the day before the new congress is sworn in. 6:47. we have been swamped with the news of the fiscal cliff but locally your property values could climb over a different sort of cliff. half a million maryland home own verse not filled out an application -- homeowners have not filled out a application for a tax credit and may miss out on free money a law requires home owners to fill out a one time application to
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update the data base and cut down on fraud. you can only get that credit for the main home not a rental or second home. >> i've been a home owner for over 30 years so i want my money. >> everybody has gotten 2 manycations mailed to their prepes address. >> if you -- prepes address. >> so -- premise address. >> so if you forget you will lose out on the next year's credit. the law allows you to apply any time to get credit for the following year. police are searching for a woman they say pushed a man to his death on a new york train platform. this happened last night and witnesses say the woman was pacing on the 7 train platform which is in queens talking to herself before she took a seat. when the train pulled into the station she got up pushed the man on to the tracks and ran o officers have video of the woman and they suspect they will find her but no arrest has
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been made right now. russian sprees putin signed a controversial van on adoption to the u.s. it was added last week to a broader bill retaliating for human rights sanctions president obama signed into an earlier law earlier this month. putin pledged to improve the lives of children in russia's neigh toreously underre-- notoriously under resourceed orphanages. you got to see this. terrifying moments for shoppers at a mall in china. a shark tank burst open. the aging tank material could no longer contain all the water and the fish inside. it is pretty incredible when you see that. 16 people were hurt all threesharks died. the aquarium was installed in the shopping center two years ago. mall officials say they have no plans to rebuild the fish tank. five things to know. desert storm commander general norman schwarzkopf died at the age of 78 on thursday in tampa from comply cages from pneumonia. -- complications from new known
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yeah -- pneumonia. former president george hw bush's family says they are confident he will be out of icu soon. he has been in the hospital for more than a month after coming down with bronchitis. he is being treated for a fever at a houston hospital. for a 5th year in the row americans are pulling money out of the stock markets. 380 billion has been removed before the start of the great recession. people have continued to even sell their stocks doubled since march 2009. fewer americans are get- preventive scanser screenings some is attributed to the ongoing disagreement over screening guidelines and a drop in insurance rates. an estimated 315 million people will be living in the united states on new year's day. that's an increase of 2 million people from january 1st of this year. next year, one birth is expected to occur every 8 seconds in the united states.
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and one death every 12 seconds. we do have a very important consumer alert for you parents. a popular baby recliner is recalled after reports of five deaths that were linked to it. nap nanny recliner pose a risk of injury and death to infants. there have been 92 reports of infants hanging offer falling -- hanging or falling out of nap nanny even when the harness is being used. amazon.com toys r us and other places are issuing the recall because the manufacturer is unwilling and unable to participate. sports for you on this friday morning. sunday the ravens take on the bengals. that's the final regular season game of the year. we are thinking playoffs. particulars for that -- tickets for that game go on sale at 10 this morning but don't line up at the bank or looking for the tickets. thr available only through ticket -- they are available only through ticketmaster so go online or find a ticketmaster outlet. ravens will play at home
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january 5th or january 6th. kick off for this sunday's game with cincinnati is in cincinnati and is set for 1. sunday's football game in indianapolis is more about than just winning colts head coach chuck pagano will return to the sideline for the first time since week three. he returned to work after missing nearly 3 months while battling leukemia. the team rallied around here by the motto chuck strong and securing a playoff berth. most of the treatment is now complete. he will be on the sidelines this sunday in a regular season finale that is against the texans. if you are looking for something to do this weekend, head to first mariner arena. the globetrotters will be in town performing the spectacular tricks. they will have two shows one at 2 and one at 7. if you get there early, you can take the court with the players just by a magic pass along with the regular ticket and there are tickets still available through the first mariner box office and it might be a good weekend to do that because it will be
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chilly. >> it will be cold and we will have snow and a lot going onto check on. we will be with you tomorrow morning beginning at 9 ahead of the storm and you say it's possibly ding to be significant -- possibly going to be significant. >> it's not a block buster a couple inches and it does bomb out quickly but look at the shot downtown. this is beautiful but it's chilly. looks are deceiving. 33 westerly wind at 3. feeling brisk out there. most of our observations into the low 30s to around 35 in annapolis. go to easton at 36. winter weathered' viedry -- advisory -- winter weather' advisory we expect advisory criteria know at about 4 inches -- snow at about 4 inches possible. 36 at lunchtime. 40 for the two degree guarantee. notice clouds building in. we will go down to the south and west here's the storm system now gathering moisture from the gulf of mexico and that will lift in our direction going into later tonight. clouds first and here comes the burst of snow that comes in during the course of your
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morning hours. we are thinking 5, 6 in the morning and everybody will get involved in some snow during the mid-mourning hours. this clears -- mid-morning hours. it's up to ionch from route 50 bay bridge towards the south and east. as you make your way towards north around city anne arundel county 1 to 2 inches of snow and getting from say towson and going around 695, beyond that towards parkville the hunt valley down towards howard county, two to three inches colder spots along 83 northern baltimore county out towards northern harford county. maybe 4 inches snow. we will keep ion on it. 40 in town. 7-day forecast into the 30s. 40 by monday and new year's eve and new year's day looks chilly. temperatures around 37. let's check traffic hey lauren. >> reporter: well the snow will really affect your weekend travels tomorrow. so if you can stay home if at all possible. we will bring you latest of course here on good morning maryland beginning at 9 a.m. and you're looking live at 95
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south of 195. no problems to bwi airport and you are looking at a 12-minute ride from elk ridge into downtown baltimore. and here's what 695 looks like every thing up to speed at delay free pick aing -- making the push to 95. hunt valley 83. no problems to report from the maryland pennsylvania state line down to the beltway. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. the president and law makers are using words in an effort to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> one man is trying a different approach collecting cans. he is 85 and he collected more than 3,000 dollars worth of cans and he coops track of all of it on a handwritten ledger. for the last three years garcia has been paying the government 50 dollars a month of the postal service pension and money he collects from cans. >> we are paying absolutely too much interest too much interest. >> it bothers you?
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>> it bothers me because it makes no sense. >> truth be told it should bother all of us. his daughter is collecting cans at work and her grandson drives him to friend houses to collect more cans and he knows his monthly money orders won't avert the cliff but it amounts to making a point and there's a point in all of this. everyone he says has to sacrifice if they want to get out of debt currently at 16.4 trillion dollars. >> it's great story and he says the country has given him so much and he he wants to give back. it's nice to see someone who is bothered and wants to do something about it. >> hopefully law mageers in d.c. will pay attention and do something like mr. garcia did. >> we will have to wait and see. >> one last check on the roads. >> yeah. so far so good. that will change tomorrow morning with snow on way. >> it always does. >> reporter: thanks a lot mike. >> we are here at 9 a.m. to keep you kind of ahead the storm. >> have a happy friday enjoy and we will see you tomorrow
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morning and we will see you in updates in 30 minutes. >> go rains. ravens. a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today.
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